DS-4085 Additional Visa Pages Application Form
The DS 4085 Application Form is used if you are running out of passport pages? If you have less than 4 pages remaining in your passport book, you should apply to have more pages added. It’s crucial to make sure you have enough pages in your passport, as many countries require two pages or more for visa stamps. Fortunately, the process is easy to complete.
Adding Pages to a Passport using Form DS-4085
1. Complete the Application Form
2. Gather Your Supporting Documents
3. Package Your Documents and Send
(Please note that you cannot add pages to a passport that is significantly damaged. Normal wear and tear is fine, but rips, holes, water and cover damage will require you to apply for a new passport.
1. Complete Application Form DS-4085
Form DS 4085 Application to Add Visa Pages to a Passport is just one page long and takes 20 minutes or less to complete. Use black ink and write as legibly as you can. You’ll be given the option to request 48 pages as opposed to the normal 24. If you are a frequent traveler and have a lot of time before your passport expires, 48 pages is an ideal option.
Form DS-4085 Sections by Section Guide
The top section has two basic portions. First, select the number of extra pages you need. Check the 48 pages if you want that number otherwise you will automatically receive 24 pages. The rest of the top section is for personal information. The small section in the upper right-hand corner should NOT be filled out by the applicant.
Provide your full name, date, and place of birth, sex, social security number, primary phone number, your email address, mailing and permanent address.
The next section should be filled out and importantly should include emergency contact information in case you are in need of assistance while overseas but unable to reach out yourself for any reason. Note, the travel plans section should be filled out if you have immediate travel plans otherwise you may indicate n/a which means not applicable.
The last part of the form requires your signiture. Part of that bottom section is for issuing office use and should be left blank. We have colored that section red for your convenience. It is white on the actual form.
2. Gather Supporting Documents.
Just two items are needed to send along with the application. One is your current passport; the other is payment to cover the fee. The current fee to add pages is $82 and covers routine service that takes up to 6 weeks for completion.
To expedite the process and get your passport back faster, another $60 will be required. Payment types accepted are checks (personal, cashiers, certified and travelers) or money orders (U.S. Postal, international or currency exchange) payable to “Department of State.”
(If you need passport pages added to your book quicker than 2 weeks, you’ll have to make an appointment with a regional processing agency or use a registered expediter to add pages in 24 to 48 hours.
3. Package and Send.
Place your valid passport, fully completed application form and your fee payment all in a heavy envelope (Tyvek is recommended.) Mail accordingly to one of the locations listed below depending upon how fast you need your document back for upcoming travel plans. Add another $12.85 if you want your new passport sent via overnight delivery.
Expedited Passport Processing Service:
National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90906
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0906
Routine Passport Service Processing (if no rush service is needed — may take up to 6 weeks):
National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90106
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0106